WATER FALLS & DAMS

Jog Falls : The most thrilling spectacle in the entire western region of Karnataka are the world famous Jog Falls.

Location : It is Situated on the borders of Shivamogga and North Kanara , 100 Kms from Shivamogga city.

Whatz Special:The wondrous sight is that of river Sharavathi taking a spectacular leap into the chasm from a height of 900 feet to from the highest waterfalls in India. The river Sharavathi hurtles in 4 distinct cascades. The first of these falls is known as the 'Raja' - the grandest, an unbroken sheet of water, the Raja plunges into the vapor shrouded poll 900 feet below. A few 100 feet way down, with a thunderous gush, Raja is joined by 'Roarer'. Leaping down with great speed in a series of cascades in the 'Rocket'. And gliding away in a feminine grace ,'Rani'.  The effect is greatly heightened by the wild and beautiful region around which is covered with a wealth of luxuriant vegetation. The steps cut into rocks will lead you to the very depths of the fall and shower you with vaporous spray that bounces off these rocks.

Around Jog : There is also the splendid view of the Linganamakki dam, which is 1819 feet above sea level built across the river Sharavathi. This dam is the main feeder reservoir of the Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric project in Shivamogga.

Transport : The place is well connected by rail and road from Shivamogga city and number of government & private buses ply between Shivamogga and Jog Falls.

Best season to visit : July-January

Accomodation :
Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa (KSTDC)
Jogfalls
Phone : 08186-344732

PWD IB
Phone : 08186-344333

Jogfalls in Full Bloom

JOGFALLS


Vanake-Abbey Falls

Vanake-Abbey Falls : Most common name given to waterfalls around karnataka. Shivamogga is also proud to have one falls called abbey falls. The falls are situated 4 Kms away from Agumbe, The sunset point in Thirthahalli Taluka. The falls are surrounded by lush green trees and natural beauty.

Achakanya Falls : 10 Kms from Thirthahalli on the way to Hosanagar near Aralsuruli you can find this eye catching water falls. The river Sharavathi takes a spectacular leap here to form this wonderfull falls.

Achakanya Falls

Hidlamane Falls : This falls is situated near Nittur in Hosanagar Taluka. To reach the falls you have to trek the rocky hills surrounded by dense lush trees.  Don't forget to carry your food stuff.


Gajanur Dam

Tunga Anecut :10 Kms from Shivamogga city on the way to Thirthahalli, you can find a place called Gajanur. The Tunga dam is situated here. A ideal picnic spot for the people around. Presently the dam is closed for general public as the dam height is being increased and construction work is going on.

B.R.P Dam : Located 28 Kms from Shivamogga city near Kuvempu university. The dam is constructed across river bhadra and the height of the dam is 194 ft.  There are a number of islands created by the Bhadra river and you can enjoy the boat ride around this islands.

Bhadra Reservoir Project


Linganamakki Dam

Linganmakki Dam : 6 Kms from Jog falls this dam is constructed across river Sharavathi. The height of the dam is 1819 ft above sea level. Linganmakki dam is the main feeder reservoir for the Mahatma Gandhi Hydro Electric Power unit.